About Pinellas Kids


Educating our children imparts upon them general knowledge, the power of reasoning and establishes their mature life.  The term “education” encompasses teaching and learning specific skills – skills that our young people carry with them throughout their lives. 

When a child receives a quality education, their own personal development, as well as the economic and social progress of our society, are impacted in a positive way.  

This section covers four areas of education, including: 

  • Children Not Successful in School

    • FCAT
    • Truancy
    • Graduation Rates
    • Dropout Rates
    • Absences
    • Suspensions
  • Children Not Ready for School

    • Voluntary Pre-K
    • ECHOS and DIBELS

Read More About Education and School Discipline in Pinellas County:

2010 FCAT Scores: http://fcat.fldoe.org/mediapacket/2010/default.asp

The High Cost of High School Dropouts

2006 NAACP School Discipline Report for Florida: http://www.naacpldf.org/content/pdf/pipeline/arresting_development_full_report.pdf

Florida Department of Education FCAT Results: http://fcat.fldoe.org/results/default.asp

Interfaith assault on illiteracy—literacy efforts in Childs Park: http://www.sptimes.com/2007/09/12/Neighborhoodtimes/Interfaith_assault_on.shtml

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Public Accountability Reports: http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index.cfm

Empowering Parents: http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/schoolbox/index.html

The Pre-K Pinch: Early Education and the Middle Class: http://www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/Reports/Pre-k_education/pre-kpinch_Nov2008_report.pdf

Examining Late High School Graduation: http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn

National Center for Education Statistics Trend Data: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ltt/